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Invading weeds escaped old enemies, brought immunity

...event invasive plants from becoming worse pests to humanity -- without any subsidy from humans."...

Tribal warfare: Revenge, retaliation, deterrence

...n, it may be merely re-enacting an event as old as humanity itself, according to scientists at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Annual Meeting. But, judging from comparisons of rates of combat deaths, modern nation states have not been as war-like as traditional tribal societies,...

Stem cell research

.... Indeed, with so many pressing issues confronting humanity today war, hunger, disease, overpopulation, depletion of natural resources the fact that there is a commotion over stem cell research in some "rich" countries seems curiously disproportionate. But even if one were to strictly follow Christian dogma...

Nature designs hard and tough materials at the nanoscale

...ack-like flaws. One of the next big challenges for humanity is to develop hard and tough materials without dislocations, as this would open a vast new territory in materials science and technology to make novel materials with applications ranging from high temperature, light weight structures to fatigue and c...

Three Gorges Dam is an opportunity for ecoscience

...an be gained from the research may ultimately help humanity better preserve the global biosphere, Wu notes. "The world's largest dam is not only a demonstration of the mighty power of humanity; it can and should become a unique and rich source of information for understanding and conserving biodiversity and e...

A tiny pump promises big time performance

... King for their contribution to the advancement of humanity through groundbreaking research. Zhong was recognized with a First Patent Award for his device. (See related story.) An assistant professor of chemistry at Binghamton since 1998, Zhong refers to the invention as a "pumpless pump" because it lacks me...

American Society of Plant Biologists Annual Meeting 2003

...nis Gonsalves for his contributions to science and humanity with its 2003 Leadership in Science Public Service Award. Dr. Gonsalves is the featured speaker for the Perspectives of Science Leaders program to be held immediately after presentation of the Public Service Award. Dr. Gonsalves and his colleagues ...

Purdue biologists receive nearly $18 million to study infectious diseases

...o unlock the secrets of viral attack, before which humanity continues to stand nearly helpless," he said. "Most of us in the structural group would like to be a part of discoveries that will change all that, and these grants could make that possible." The teams are composed of faculty from Purdue's Department...

Dr. Walter Reich, Ph.D., receives prestigious AAAS 2003 Scientific Freedom and Responsibility Award

For his advocacy against crimes against humanity and for his work promoting the responsible conduct of science, Walter Reich, champion of human rights and the Yitzhak Rabin Memorial Professor of International Affairs, Ethics and Human Behavior at George Washington University, has been named to rece...

Protein data bank opens new era with broader support

...ess and accessibility,individual researchers - and humanity as a whole - will continueto benefit from the collective research of thousands ofbiologists," Clutter said. For example, the collection includes the intricate membranechannel proteins recognized in the 2003 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. The structure o...

Ecologist calls for creation of an international panel to assess human behavior

...will be to avoid the approaching collision between humanity and its life-support systems, he noted. ''For the ...s of a catastrophic global collapse.'' Ethics and humanity Although modeled on the ecosystem assessment project and the IPCC, MAHB would mainly focus on the s...

Highlights of American Chemical Society national meeting in Philadelphia, Aug. 22-26

...r of biological warfare has raised a new threat to humanity from infectious diseases," she notes. Dadachova and her microbiology collaborators, Arturo Casadevall and Liiseanne Pirofski, believe radiolabeled antibodies can be used as an anti-infective modality and could be developed for the treatment of variou...

UMaine anthropologist wins Solon T. Kimball Award

... means that will help us with the problems most of humanity faces," Roscoe adds. Acheson grew up in Augusta and earned a bachelor of arts degree from Colby College and a doctorate at the University of Rochester. In all, Acheson has published more than 75 articles, including one in the June issue of the presti...

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